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more on that later. but we begin with the big fight in washington growing more desperate as the august 2nd deadline to raise the debt ceiling approaches. the key question this morning will we to see any progress this weekend? we go live to the white house for more. are they working this weekend and might we expect more progress here? >> reporter: we'll to see. there's a lot of closed door negotiations. that's the phase we're in now. we're a day closer to what many experts have called a financial catastrophe, six closed door meetings that they had in the west wing. the focus turns to congress. whether or not they can reach a deal on a dramatically scaled back version, not that grand bargain, something smaller but do it in time for august 2nd when the country is due to run out of cash. taking his case public for the second time in a week, president obama accused republicans of refusing to compromise. >> the problem is members of congress are dug in ideologically into various positions because they boxed themselves in with previous statements. >> reporter: with the clock ticking towards w
could dampen the big shows in ohio and tennessee valleys and through the carolinas. we've got hazy, hot and humid weather for charlotte, orlando and dallas. downpours are possible in the desert southwest. >> temperatures will be mostly seasonable in the northeast with new york hitting 90 and boston 88. phoenix cools down to 105. they hit a record 118, if yoyo can believe it, over the weekend. >>> i know a lot of people will be celebrating the big wimbledon upset. perhaps not rafael nadal. that was quite shocking. wimbledon does have a new champion today. it is novak djokovic, who topped off defending champion rafael nadal yesterday. >> it's an especially impressive win because nadal had won his last 20 matches at the all england club dating back to o 2008. the president of djokovic's home country serbia was on hand to watch. +y3uju+hq,citing for him. he has fought so hard, battling against nadal and federer. it's hard to break into that top ten. >> you see his family jumping up and down. he said that was his real support system. he sort of kept making gestures to
. >> oh, yes, adorable. >>> later on one of the big holiday weekend movies "transformers 3." we sent one of our intrepid coworkers to go see it andnd ge movie fans' impressions for "insomniac theater." you know what? i kind of want to see this but i feel like i have to see it in 3d. carving out almost three hours. >> oh my goodness. >> i'm not sure i can justify it. >> i don't understand. it's just computer graphics everybody knows is not real. sort of like watching a cartoon, a really long cartoon. it's sort of lost on me. we'll have to hear what the feedback is. >> robots and buildings. >> like "steel magnolias" over and over for you, rig are probably be painful. >>> jurors in the casey anthony trial are spending this holiday deliberating behind closed doors. they must decide whether anthony murdered her 2-year-old daughter or whether the little girl died in a swimming pool accident. >> reporter: casey anthony broke down as prosecutors told the jury she suffocated her 2-year-old daughter with duct tape. prosecutors portrayed casey as a lying, selfish party girl who murdered her daughte
" will be bittersweet will be sure, a big celebration marked by big questions of what's ahead. >> bob, thanks. also with us is charles bolden, nasa administrator. >> good to be with you. >> there's a lot of criticism, including john glenn, by ending the program the way it's being ended without a backup plan this is ignoring a cardinal rule at nasa, saying there should be something else ready to go. how do you respond? >> we spent seven years with a well organized transition plan for phasing out shuttle and moving on to the next era. we're excited about what president obama is allowing us to do, working hard with the commercial entities, we hope to fly our first commercial crew, cargo missions early next year, they will be american made rockets flying cargo to the international space station and starting to work with commercial entities, hope to release a request for proposal on commercial contracts to take crew to orbit, maybe three years after we let the contract, we'll have a capability. >> many do see this and a number of astronauts have spoken over the last few weeks have said it seems like u.s
's to resume their position because there's an answer to the big question. >> lilia luciano on verdict watch for us in orlando. thank you so much. >>> i want to bring in our legal panel to talk about deliberations and which side did a better job of proving its case. we have diane dimond and former prosecutor wendy murphy on the right side of your screen. thanks to both of you for joining us today. >> sure. >> before we get started, i want to play a bite from defense lawyer jose baez who on monday raised the issue of reasonable doubt, telling the jury they have it. take a listen. >> these are the facts that you have heard. and these are the facts that prove beyond a reasonable doubt that casey anthony is guilty of murder in the first degree. reasonable doubt lives here. it's throughout the case. it's right here. it's with these individuals. it's with those individuals. it's everywhere. you can't trust this evidence. you can't. >> all right. so we started with the prosecutor first. wendy, let me start with you. did the prosecution remove any reasonable doubt? many say that jose baez may have a
. welcome to "today" on a sunday. i'm lester holt. >> i'm jenna wolfe. the big story is casey antany gone free after 1,006 days in jail and 12 days after a jury found her not guilty of murdering her daughter, caylee, casey anthony is a free woman. >> this is the scene. casey appears to say thank you to one of the law enforcement officers before she is led out the door by her attorney. kristen dahlgren was there and she joins us live from orlando with the latest. kristen, good morning. >> good morning, lester. well, news choppers lost sight of casey anthony's suv last night so we don't know where she is, other than for the first time in almost three years she's not waking up here at the orange county jail. you can probably hear some protesters are still here. with all the protest and publicity, so much talk about using decoys or sneaking out a back door. in the end, she walked right out the jail's front door. just minutes after midnight, a first glimpse at casey anthony free woman. in a bright pink shirt and showing little emotion, she and her attorney, jose baez, wasted no time. >> she wa
: prince william outmatches his bride on their first official overseas trip since the big we hadding in april. this after the two teamed one local athletes in a friendly boat race just off prince edward island in canada. his royal highness was in the center of his team's boat rowing. the duchess of cambridge sat in the back it steer her team's vessel. william's team won but the prince consoled kate with a hug. the couple watched a band perform earlier in the day. prince william landed his military helicopter there. he pulled it off without a hitch. the water landing was his first attempt. as kate greeted fans in quebec city, one fan wished her well in starting a family. kate has not spoken publicly about having children but she was overheard saying yes, i hope to. >> there is plenty ahead. fox 5 morning news starts right now. it was just a little while ago that there was a big celebration in d.c. skies were lit up with the spectacular fireworks display. good morning. i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. time now to check in with tucker barnes. great call on the forecast
celebrating outside. july 4th is one big party. >> it has special meaning in my family. i became a u.s. citizen 25 years ago on the fourth of july. >> and it's hot out there. take a look at the deep red. we're seeing blazing temperatures. it's going to continue on the fourth. more coming up in the show. >> and officials are rush to clean up a pipeline leak in the yellow river. >>> and monkey new, on t t loose, and going o o an adventue across new jersey. he's fine, he's just tranquil liezed. that's coming up as well. >>> we begin with the casey anthony trial. her fate could be in the hands of the jury later today. abc's yunji de nies where the closing arguments taking place this morning. good morning, yunji. wrt good morning, dan. it call comes down to this. each side has a chance to make their final arguments before jurors decide between life and death for this young woman. this is it after six long weeks, today is the today the lawyers present final arguments to the jury, arguments that determine casey anthony's future. >> jurors will probably find her responsible for the death of
it a hate crime. >> and it was a big attraction to the u.s. women's soccer team was a big win to send them to the world cup finals. >> and big changes that could be ahead for casey anthony when she gets out of jail in four days. >> absolutely not taking the children out of their home. >> plus, should obese children be taken away from their parents for protection? a controversial topic drawing a lot of attention. woman: saving for our child's college fund was getting expensive. man: yes it was. so to save some money, we taught our 5 year old how to dunk. woman: scholarship! woman: honey go get him. anncr: there's an easier w!t to save. get online. go to geico.com. get a quote. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. >> a new commentary in the country's leading medical journal is sparking a controversy among parents. >> it's as parents of extremely obese children should lose custody of their children. >> the question is whether they should lose custody for not controlling their child's weight. the child would be placed in foster care were the doctors believe they
has been extended for several bay area fishermen whose boat capsized near baja california. >> big traffic problems in san francisco, a hot spot on 101. george has an update. >> highway 880101 in san francisco, northbound lanes are blocked at the central split. chris chp, we have a live picture. this the agency reports one lane is blocked by eight disabled tractor-trailer rig. when initial conversations indicate that this will likely be out there for a while and may require a freeway closures, at least a northbound closure to clear this big rig that was tellintowing a mobile home whena trailer lost a wheel. right now, traffic is backed up beyond the 280 split, to 80 is your best bet into the city. >> a quick check on north water and whether as we look at the san mateo bridge. let's walk you through what weather is going to be like today. morning coastal fog and clouds, cooler temperatures this afternoon. the cool down really takes to hold today, especially inland. highs will drop well below normal as we head into next week. the 7 day forecast is coming up in a little bit. >> 7 02 a
witt. first off for you this hour the big fight in washington over spending and the debt limit. as that august 2nd deadline to raise the debt ceiling grows closer. we go to the white house for more. >> reporter: good morning, richard. it's a day closer to what the president and many outside experts are calling a financial catastrophe and hope for a big deal, the so-called grand bargain appears to be all but lost. the action turns to congress and whether they can pass a scaled down version of debt reduction before the country runs out of cash. taking his case public for the second time in a week, president obama accused republicans of refusing to compromise. >> the problem is members of congress are dug in ideologically into various positions because they boxed themselves in with previous statements. >> reporter: with the clock ticking towards what the president described as are a ma fw -- armageddon, he's hoping a deal could still be struck. >> but we got to get started now. that's why i'm expecting some answers from all the congressional leaders sometime in the next calm of da
to change the law so this does not happen again. >> a big chunk of money to -- the federal department of health and human services awarded them almost half a million dollars and that will pay for two new mobile clinics which will provide health care to an extra 1900 students. these new clinics are expected to begin operating within the next year. >> >> san francisco's supervisors will consider changing the city's health care security law. now city hall officials say about $40 million at san francisco businesses paid into a health care reimbursement account for uninsured workers it wasn't used last year. those officials say the businesses took the money back. they want to change the system. so that unused money would have to be rolled over to the following year. some business leaders say that could lead to a loss of jobs in san francisco. >>> all right. speaking of san francisco, let's check in for traffic. how are things trying to cross the bay bridge. >> the metering lights are on. give yourself an extra 15 to 20 minutes. in the south bay this is the second biggest hot spot. stop and
against the former head of the imf. as randall pinkston reports, there are big questions surrounding the accuser as well. >> reporter: dominick strauss-kahn walked out of court an almost freeman. >> the defendant will be released on his own recognizance. the only restriction is the people will continue to hold his travel documents. >> reporter: the turn around came when prosecutors revealed the hotel maid lied about her whereabouts following the alleged attack. >> that investigation raised concerns about the complaining witness' credibility. >> reporter: prosecutors spelled out other inconsistencies about the accuser in a letter to strauss-kahn's defense attorney. they include lying to get into the united states from her native, guinea. her attorney insists the facts are not changed. >> the victim here made some mistakes. but that doesn't many she is not a rape victim. >> reporter: strauss-kahn's attorneys have insisted what happened in the hotel room was not a crime. his lawyers hope the multiple sex charges will be dropped. >> it is so important in this country that people, especia
warmer inland on the weekend but not a big jump up. temperatures i think will just recover and get back into the 80s. by the coast i still think 50s and 60s. system moved into the pacific northwest actually settled into oregon and the southern end of that has just been sweeping in low clouds. you can see how they bank up. they'll be a decrease in the low cloud deck because it's getting so cool aloft and also the inland temperatures have been plunging there's really not a lot to support it but it's still there. and every wind direction is almost out of the west or southwest. the delta breeze howling all the way to sacramento. two 60s, san jose and san jose state. but upper 50s and mid-50s. that system continues to carve itself out right out of the portland. for this time of year that's an extremely impressive system to make it that far and have this much of an impact. low overcast drizzle fog temperatures held in check cool for july no doubt about that. today, tomorrow bottom out and then a slight increase friday as we head into the weekend. still lots of 70s in areas that should be uppe
warmer on sunday. another cool down on monday. >>> 5:10 is the time. a big area company that has been the topic of takeover rumors now has a big. one of clorox's biggest share owners. >>> we are hearing about what osama bin laden was planning to do on the upcoming tenth anniversary of the september 11th attacks. >>> this is a look at the golden gate bridge. traffic looking good as you make your way into san francisco. we'll have more traffic ahead. >>> time now 5:13. we know what osama bin laden was planning to do when he was killed. that is according to information that u.s. navy seals seized from bin laden's compound in pakistan. reportedly those plans were still being formed. the communications info includes exchanges between bin laden and operations chief where they talked about the names of possible attack team members. >>> at 8:00 this morning we will hear president obamas take on how the debt limit talks are going. he is scheduled a news conference for the second time this week. ktvu alison burns is live in our washington, d.c. newsroom to talk about where the negotiations sta
martinez had big dreams of going to college and being a success. >> his life was taken by a lost soul. >> reporter: investigators believe martinez tried to drive away after he had been shot. he lost control of his car and collided into a garage. he was pronounced dead at the scene, killed by gunfire. >> we ask the same question over and over. why him? he never fought. he didn't believe in fights. he believed in breaking up fights. >> reporter: investigators say the suspect is no stranger to crime. he has been arrested several times on weapons charges. detectives say this time ford left fingerprints at the scene of the murder. >> unfortunately for mr. ford here, he left his palmprint on the door of the car. so that's what -- there was that and there was also some anonymous information. >> reporter: investigators tell us that there were three suspects that fatal night. now, the alleged shooter is behind bars. but elizabeth, there are still two suspects that are at large and fairfield investigators hope people will come forward with information no questions asked. >> juliette goodrich in
for not being in compliance and a big change that residents will see in the coming months. no more motorcycles here, no more motorcycle cops in oakland. they will be in community cars making sure they have a presence in the community. you may recall from last week when the budget what approved for oakland that 22 officers will be getting their jobs back and batts plans to put 22 positions, not specifically those officers, 22 positions on summertime when crime rates are higher. >> thank you, kristy seifkin live in oakland. thank you. >>> today authorities are reaching out to witnesses in that deadly bart shooting to review any cell phone video from the scene. three days after the shooting officers are still yet to release the name of the man killed by a bart officer. according to bart, cameras caught a partial view of the shooting at the serving center station. bart says the man was drunk and was acting aggressively carrying a broken bottle and a knife when two officers initially on the scene was carrying a taser but he didn't use it. >>> now a man who swiped a picasso who may have been caught
that big be undone by something like this? the data is limited and the evidence all anecdotal. in 2003 a plane crash in new zealand killed eight people. investigators said the pilots's operating cell phone might have caused eroanous navigations. there have been 10 reports of passenger electronics causing problems. >> we had that red flag pop up and then go down showing there's interference. >> reporter: a bigger problem, noncomplying passengers. >> we get reports from flight attendants every day on just about every night. >> reporter: but technology might change all that. electronics maker air cell has installed its secure in-flight wireless system go-go in almost one out of three planes. in the last month of last year, 2 million passengers safely went on line up in the air. and foreign carriers like emirates air have secure systems for in-flight cell phone tuesday. but be careful what you wish for. all passengers on phones all the time? >> is an absolutely horrible idea. >> reporter: and no way to fly away from it all. bill whitaker, cbs news, torrance, california. >>> how about this,
center. how long is the weather with us and what does it mean for tomorrow's big holiday? >> we are expecting this to be around the rest of the night. severe thunderstorm watch in effect until midnight. here is a look at one of our tower cameras. it is pouring. water all over our lens here. in fact, you can hear the thunder rumbling outside our studios here. let's take a look at this severe thunderstorm watch and warning. right now live doppler 9000 shows us that we have got basically storms around the dc area. we have several in the dc area. let's zoom into show you what some of the storms are doing and where they are at. some holding hail just north of dc, south of silver spring where you see the purple color. that is where there is hail. damaging wind gusts as a possibility and some locally heavy rain which could lead to flash flooding. here are some of the areas that will be impacted. take a look. just in a couple minutes here. mt. pleasant. columbia heights. parkview. 6:32. out to the west some more storms heating out this way and you can see these storms are going to proba
on paper, a small piece with a big price tag. >> sold at auction for $122,000. >> reporter: the san francisco arts commission director says it also holds educational value. >> you follow picasso's evolution of ideas for major walks through his drawings. >> reporter: an alert about the theft will circulate through the art world. >> sometimes works that are stolen and they cannot be sold, they get destroyed. and that's the loss for everyone. >> reporter: the suspect is described as a white man in his 30s, well dressed in dark clothing, big sunglasses and loafers with no socks. police are hoping security cameras captured a picture of the thief. two other galleries have picassos on display, so you can get this theft has them reviewing security. reporting live, jean elle, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, jean. >>> even a lockout won't keep the 49ers from trying to tackle important stadium issues. the city council met to talk about how it plans to pay the estimated $1 billion it will cost to build the stadium. $138 has within secured from the sale of luxury box sweets. even when combined
and this one at foggy bottom is surrounded because it is being replaced. it is boarded up and there is a big sign that says it is part of this project. it has been like that for most of the year. metro's latest report card is not getting high marks. it is due out today. dozens of escalators are out throughout the system this morning. the escalator problem came to light last october when the brakes failed at l'enfant plaza during the jon stewart sanity rally sending dozens of riders tumbling to the bottom. in may, the number of escalators out of service was 103 out of nearly 600 escalators. today, it is around 80. >> i wish they would invest the money in getting the things done faster. >> many of the 82 are out of service because we're rebuilding them, not because they're broken. >> reporter: well, there are other issues in this report card including metro police officers complaining that their radio service is working. sometimes, sometimes not. it is so bad some officers refuse to go to some stations when they have no radio service. that could be a big, huge safety issue. also some rail car
-health clinical toothpaste. life opens up when you do. >>> the numbers are still rolling in but the big 2012 fundraising winner looks like president obama. the commander in chief has set a $60 million goal for this quarter. and michele bachmann is spending some of her money on a new ad in iowa. check it out. >> as a mom of five, a foster parent, and a former tax lawyer and now a small business job creator, i know that we can't keep spending money that we don't have. >> today the obama administration plans to announce two programs to help unemployed homeowners. usa today reports that the program would give people out of work more time to pay their mortgages. and we're less than an hour away from the players going into the cabinet room at the white house to try to figure out a deal to cut the debt. the big headline today, the president has put social security, medicare, and medicaid on the table if republicans will agree to tax hikes. it's an attempt to break an impasse. the president and the speaker have met privately to talk about the deal. let's bring in the editor and political columnist a
. here's abc's chris bury. >> reporter: in minnesota state parks, the big holiday weekend is a big bust. campers looking forward to a getaway were told instead to get lost. >> well, it's ridiculous. >> it's sad. >> it should never get to that. >> reporter: the closed parks a casualty of the state's budget crisis. so many services arehut down. even industries like logging are grinding to a halt because those trees are on public property. in all, 25,000 state workers laid off.. at the capitol, now closed to the public, minnesota's democratic governor and republican leaders could not agree on fixing a $5 billion budget gap. >> i'm not getting an income now. i don't think any of them should think it necessary for them to have an income either until this is settled. >> reporter: minnesota is the first state to actually shut down much of its government. but many others from new jersey to california are also making painful cuts. at this state park near minneapolis, k ken johnson had planned to spend a week camping with her family. getting ejected left her fuming. >> i think the government need
're going to have to push the big changes to deal with the deficit and debt, going to have to go down the road a bit and to the long term, maybe more than ten years? >> chris, i don't know about more than ten years, but certainly as you know, simpson boles, senator simpson and former chief of staff irskin boles, in their report they proposed making substantial cuts, raising revenues and across the board with all items of expansion. but they said in the near term, meaning the next year of so, we need to be very careful that we did not have the opposite effect by dampening down the struggling economy, obviously, as we saw today, which will decrease revenues and make the problem worse, not better. so in the short term, i agree with the bowles-simpson suggestion that we be very careful in the short term. there's no doubt, however, in the white house yesterday, or thursday -- yesterday -- there was a clear agreement that this was a serious, serious challenge that confronted us and it demanded at all of us try to come together and reach an agreement whereby we will certainly over the next 1
by news choppers. kristen dahlgren, nbc news, orlando. >>> our other big story this morning, the capture of a suspected killer who escaped from d.c. superior court. after nearly 24 hours on the run, u.s. marbles say james brewer turned himself in yesterday afternoon. authorities say brewer switched i.d. bracelets with another prisoner and walked out of the courthouse. he was first arrested thursday and charged in the june murder of 71-year-old solomon reece. brewer faces escape charges as well. it is 9:01. switch gears and take a look at our forecast this morning. we're looking for one more nice day and then. >> and then. today is the good one. focus on what you have that's good and it's right in front of you. you know what i mean? >> yes. >> today is looking a-okay for anything you would like to get done. here's a picture to prove it to you. a blue sky out there today. enjoy the blueness of the sky, though, because we're going to get that gunky haze layer. so for now, with the sunshine, temperature 77 degrees in washington. 78 in annapolis. 79 in st. mary's county. 75 in fredericksburg.
general hospital, krol kol yiding with a big rig. witnesses tell police the driver, traveling east on oak street may have run a red light. and a 52-year-old psychiatrist and associate professor was thrown from a bus and killed. three other passengers and the shuttle driver suffered minor injuries. >> drivers are used to terrible gridlock in los angeles but are they ready for carmeggodon that. is what they're calling a closure of the 405. officials say they're ready and got out to make sure everybody is aware state wide. there are warning signs on 580 here in the bay area for drivers who may be heading down south. and we are live from l.a. now z everybody is expecting that this is going to be a huge mess down there. and you know we've been hearing about this for weeks and forget king kong. the threat is carmeggodon. when you shut down a freeway it does feel like the end of the world. >> if you live in l.a. you know what is coming. the famed 405, yes that 405 is filled with 500,000 cars on a weekend this, weekend it's anything but typical. for 53 hours a 10-mile stretch will be closed. why?
the accident happened. >>> still to come at 6:00, big news out of silicon valley. >> a big layoff from the valley and a boost for the east bay coming up after the break in the tech and business report. >>> and it's your chance to be a seismologist. how you can help spot earthquakes from your own home. that's next. >>> the bay area is known as home of innovation and change but may lose our hold on the green industry. we'll explain. >> i'm chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. one of the warmest days we've ved in or a week here across the bay area with low to mid 70s there in the south bay and even a few 80s today. tonight plenty of cinl weather down in the south bay a coming up, we'll talk about a seven-day forecast that's heating up. >>> the next big one is something we're all aware could happen at any time. you may be sitting on the key as to when it could hit. >> reporter: stanford seismologists and scientists say that the more monitoring we have in the bay area, the more we'll learn about earthquakes and better chance of us getting an early warning even if just few a few seconds which i
'm lester holt. >> i'm jenna wolfe. two big breaking news stories to get to this morning. we want to begin with casey anthony. after 1,006 days in jail and just 12 days after a jury found her not guilty of murdering her daughter, caylee, casey anthony is a free woman. >> this is the seen from inside the orange county jail in orlando at the moment she was being escorted out of the facility. she appears to say thank you to one of the law enforcement officers before she's led out the door by her attorney and facing a pretty angry crowd. nbc's kristin dahlgren was there and joins us live with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. news choppers lost sight of casey anthony's suv so this morning we don't know exactly where she is. for the first time in three years she's not waking up here at the orange county jail. you can probably hear protesters are still here. with all of the protests, all of the publicity, there was so much talk about using decoys or casey anthony sneaking out a back door. in the end, she walked right out the jail's front door. just minutes after midnight, a first glimpse at
who heard the strong storms rolling through arlington county. >> we heard a big bang, boom. >> part of the tree fell on this bmw crushing its windshield on south capital and k street southwest d.c. up and down north gleam road in arlington, huge trees such as this 60-year-old red oak toppled over bringing down power lines because of the high winds. >> trees over here were blowing side to side. and it was just kind of insane. >> caution tape lined the street. power lines and branches litter people's yards. >> scare you? >> no, just we were happy to have the power back and went out again. >> could be a problem come 2:00 this afternoon? >> could be. have to go somewhere else. >> somehow they will manage this fourth of july. >> our daughter has power and she lives up at lee heights. hopefully they have it there. >> in whole place is a mess. my dad was actually surveying the land and he said look at the battle zone. it's like a bomb went off. >> clean up continues on this holiday despite blocked roads and debris everywhere, arlington county officials say the scheduled parades are expecte
other big stories we've got going on today, one of them being casey anthony will walk out of jail a free woman in six days. now, you hear that, and think back to 48 hours ago. it was at this time tuesday that casey anthony was facing the possibility of life in prison, maybe even facing the death penalty. what a difference 48 hours makes, because today she is counting the days until she walks out of the jail a free woman. she is counting down to six. you know by now, casey anthony was acquitted of murdering her 2-year-old daughter caylee, but convicted on four counts of lying to investigators. just before sentencing, the deceives tried and failed to reduce down to one. here are the four counts. lying about working at university studios, liking about caylee being with a nanny, the fick tick zanny you heard solve about. and lying about speaking to caylee on the phone. this morning, the judge melvin perry gave her the maximum to each of those counts. >> i will sentence you to one year in the orange county jail, xwokting a $1,000 fine on each count all four counts to run consecutive to each o
. the big mistaking that had people thinking they had gotten the bargain of the year. >>> but first, here are your options. resign or be fired. that is the ultimatum that was just given to nearly 200 educators tied to one of the largest school cheating scandals in u.s. history. it was just over a week ago, a state investigation revealed 178 teachers, including 38 principals, woulding at 44 schools cheated for students on standardized tests in atlanta. on monday, interim superintendent erroll davis replaced four superintendents and one principal in the atlanta public school scandal. now a letter has been sent to the 178 teachers, principals and administrators who were on the state investigative report as either confessing to or being implicated in the cheating. davis has ordered that educators resign by next wednesday or they will face termination. he says the culture inside the school district has to change. >> people failed children, they cheated. and we can't allow that to happen and we can't allow anyone who was involved with that to remain in our system. >> now, staff replacement may
the next big question when casey is released where she's going to go. did mason give any hint about that? >> he said plans were being made. he would not tell me what they were. but he is concerned for her safety. they all are. they do realize the public opinion in this nation deems casey anthony maybe one of the most hated women in america right now. so they are taking security precautions for her safety. >> i want to play some of what he said about their fears for her safety. let's listen. >> sure. yeah. everybody around her knows we have to be concerned for her safety. there's a lot of nuts out there that don't believe in the constitution of the united states, don't believe in the jury system. all you have to do is go downstairs on the sidewalk and you'll see. >> he wouldn't say, though, what precautions they're taking to ensure her safety, right? >> no. he wouldn't even tell me where she's going to go. he does not think she can live in orlando, florida or even the state of florida, and wonders where in the united she can become anonymous and just sort of blend into the society. he had
i'm matt in tonight for bruce johnson. thanks for joining us. a big holiday weekend means lots of people will be on the roads. some after drinking too much alcohol. to keep the area safe, area police are stepping up police. armando trull is live with details. armando. >> reporter: this is the cross roads and to the north of me is montgomery county. to the east is prince georges county. to the south, takoma park and then dc. officers from all of those jurisdictions are out and about making sure that no one is driving drunk and it's not just here. >> this traffic stop on 495 near tyson's corner is one of hundreds that police officers will be making over the fourth of july weekend. >> we have a lot of people out tonight doing dwi enforcement. >> 62 officers from multiple jurisdictions will be saturating highways and roads instead of setting up check points. >> it's a little more difficult to detect as many drunk drivers. we feel like saturation patrol is much more effective. >> you can cover more. >> gives you much more mobility. you can look at several cars, you can move a
doppler 9000. get your bearings. beltway. no storms around the beltway or downtown but some big storms out to the northwest and more storms north of baltimore. storms that prompted the warnings are out toward cum betterland. for other counties we have a flash food warning. hampshire and others. some very, very heavy rain. again, if you're out in this area trying to get home do not try to cross any flooded areas by foot or by car. this storm is headed to that area and capable of producing rains and very gusty winds. don't see any hail in it. just to the south of pumpkin center and just to the north of green spring and is pushing off to the south and to the east towards paw paw. we will come back and talk about where most of the storms will develop tonight. we will tell you what that means for the rest of the week. lesli? >> thank you, topper. >>> showing a brighter and safer metro area. today we got a new look at the 7000 series cars that will replace hundreds of unsafe and outdated cars on the rails. delia gonclaves is live outside the plaza with a closer look and what passengers think. >>
of the united states of america. and the craziest part -- >> the u.n. wants to spend a big chunk of that money on things that have nothing to do with climate change in third world countries. stuart varney is here to weigh in on this. so where does this come from? where does the money come from and where would they like to see it go? >> where do you want to start on this one? this shows you how totally out of wack the global warming community is with american public opinion. what the u.n. says is this -- we need $1.9 trillion each and every year for 40 years in order to solve the climate problem worldwide and to reduce poverty and hunger worldwide. so they're bringing in poverty and hunger along with climate change. >> it's not all green. it's poverty, hunger and everything else. >> but you cannot eradicate poverty and hunger without going green because if you don't go green, you increase poverty and hunger. you got it? >> so where is this money expected to come from and how much is coming from the united states? >> ok, we contribute 22% of the united nations budget so theoretically, if this
that are somber and serious, it's celebratory, one big party. >> it has special meaning in my family. we became u.s. citizens 25 years ago today on july 4th. >> to me it's a holiday, to you it's really meaningful. >> we'll have barbecues and hamburgers. we know it's hot out there. look at the deep red. blazing temperatures across the south and west today. we could see new records. it's going to continue well into the fourth. more coming up in the show. >>> cleanup crews racing to contain an oil spril not far from one of the nation's premier national parks, when a pipeline running over the yellowstone river ruptured. >>> and some monkey business to get to this morning. a baboon on the loose, escaping from an amusement park and going on a great adventure around new jersey for a couple of days. the baboon is fine, just tranquilized there. we'll get into his harrowing story coming up as well. >>> we begin with the casey anthony trial. her fate could be in the hands of the jury later today. six weeks and more than 80 witnesses later, that murder trial is finally wrapping up. abc's yunji de nies is in
. >>> finally in north carolina, take a look at this minor league right fielder who made a big play on tuesday. he stole the show robbing a player of a home run by making a miraculous catch despite taking a nasty tumble over the wall. there he goes again. oh! miraculously, the player didn't suffer any injuries. oh, my goodness. now for a lock at your national and regional weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel forecast. that couldn't have felt good. i mean, no injuries, but -- >> especially because the fence was only waist high. >> he took a tumble for sure. >> good morning, everyone. around the country today, the heat is the story. there's going to be showers in store, but nothing too dramatic. not too bad in phoenix yesterday after a historic dust storm from two nights ago. temperature very well, look at that. we are at 91 still at this hour in phoenix. we are 60s up around portland and medford. as we mentioned, not a lot of bad weather out there. there were some showers and scattered thunderstorms in the rib country of northern arizona. now we are still watch
a big deal. so what is a big deal? white house officials tell me anything over $2 trillion, but he is pushing for more in the area of cuts that would equal $4 trillion over the next 10 to 12 years. now, this all comes against the backdrop of a report today in the "washington post" saying thatm president obama is putting social security on the table along with medicare and medicaid and when we asked the white house about this, they said, look, this is not news. the president has always supported the idea of small cuts in those entitlement programs to make them more effective as long as the cuts didn't impact beneficiaries and having said that some folks on the hill say there are some scenarios which would see a major overhaul of the entitlement programs, but the white house says they would not want to see anything to overhaul the main programs. but one of the sticking points here, thomas, is taxes. democrats want to see a rollback in tax credits for the wealthy americans and in big corporations, and the republicans have said no way, we don't support anything that looks like a tax in
scrambling for safety. >>> good morning. the heat wave melting a big chunk of the nation is showing no signs of letting. >> up that's right. the humidity is creating oppressive conditions. today, chicago could see its highest temperature in five years. abc's karen traver as more on the spending east. >> reporter: they tossed two tons of ice into the water to try to cool things down. this heat wave is krgripping th middle of the nation. for 17 states. texas to minnesota. east to ohio. in five states, temperatures dropped thee century mark. the system is expected to hover across the midwest for five more sweltering days before heading east. >> not moving at all. unpacking its bags. this high pressure for many days to come as it continues to intensify and grow in overall size. >> reporter: for beach goers the soaring temperatures means fun in the sun. but for some people, especially the elderly this extreme heat can be extremely dangerous. >> they'll complain of dizziness, weakness. being light headed. >> reporter: experts say to drink plenty of water, stay out of the sun. >> the goal was ten
's charged with felony murder and felony child neglect. >>> big shake-up tonight in prince georges county politics. leslie johns season stepping down from her county council seat. she handed in her resignation letter today. it comes just five days after she pleaded guilty of destroying evidence in a federal corruption probe. chris gord season live in upper marlboro with more on the fallout today. chris? >> the prince georges county council unanimously is calling on leslie to resign effectively, not as of the end of the month. as the council session began, leslie johnson said just three words, good morning, present. then mrs. johnson left, issuing a statement through her lawyer, saying after careful thought and consideration, i tendered my resignation this morning as a member of the prince georges county council for district six, effective july 31st, 2011, the last day before august recess. i apologize for my mistake. last thursday, leslie johnson pleaded guilty to charges of witness and evidence tampering. she admitted to conspireing with her husband, former prince gornls county executive
, give people a presumption of innocence. i think that just how high up it goes is a big question and it's one we shouldn't be jumping to conclusions about. >> speaking of hacking, somebody absolutely plundered the pentagon in the spring, it was one of the worst breaches ever of security. listen to these details. >> indeed, in a single intrusion this past march, 24,000 files were taken. >> it was done, we think, by a foreign intelligence service, in other words, a nation state was behind it. >> now, those files belonged to a u.s. defense contractor, that's 24,000 good reasons why the defense department is looking at tightening up its cyber security. casey anthony leaves jail in two more days, just in time to face a defamation lawsuit. anthony told police that she had a nanny back when the search was getting under way. the woman's lawyers want anthony to sit down for a deposition tuesday. they think it's the only chance they'll get before she bolts orlando and maybe florida. anthony's lawyers say no way, that is too soon after a gruelling trial and she'll plead the fifth if asked question
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